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4TH Annual Colonial Christmas Crafts Fair

Enfield, NC
The Downtown Enfield Restoration & Preservation Association (DERP) is holding it's 4th Annual Colonial Christmas Crafts Fair on Saturday, December 6, and Sunday December 7, at the Enfield Performing Arts Center. The crafts fair - featuring the work of local artists, artisans, cooks, beekeepers, candle makers, soap makers - will begin at 9am and end at 5pm on Saturday. On Sunday, the crafts fair begins at 12 noon and ends at 5pm.

The Crafts Fair is still seeking vendors for the two-day event, so please contact Julia Andrus at 252-908-1227 or Brenda Greene at 252-445-1031.

The house tour on Saturday will begin at 3pm and end at 8pm. The house tour on Sunday will begin at 3pm and end at 6pm. Tickets will be on sale ahead of time as well as on the day of the tour.

Fore more information about the house tour, contact Jacquie Allsbrook at 252-443-5786.

For general information about the day's event, contact Suzann M. Anderson at 252-445-2234.

7th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Flotilla

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, Seven Springs, NC
Christmas tree lighting and flotilla open to the public sponsored by Friends of the Cliffs. Food will be available for purchase. Movies will be played by the lake. Santa will arrive with the flotilla and will meet and greet all children. Event is free to the public. Donations of unwrapped new toys for Toys for Toys, canned food for the local soup kitchen and monetary gifts to the Friend of the Cliffs will be accepted.

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park staff at 919-778-6234

Christmas Candlelight Tour

Beaufort, NC
5-8 p.m., Saturday December 13. Beaufort Historical Association’s Christmas Candlelight Tour showcases several of Beaufort’s private homes, inns, bed & breakfasts and churches, all elegantly decorated for the season. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased online at

Mindy Dickerson, Beaufort Historical Association, 728-5225.

"The Wondrous Story"--a Christmas cantata

Ann Street UMC, 417 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC
Sixty singers, instrumentalists and narrators will join to present the story Christ's birth. Using original music(with echoes of familiar carols), the story unfolds from the perspective of those who were there on that magical night. Join us as we celebrate the joy of the Christmas season.

Ann Street UMC at 252-728-4279

Pink Hill PTA Christmas Shop Vendor Event

Pink Hill Elementary in 2666 HC Turner rd, Pink Hill, Nc
Come shop for your gifting and Christmas needs. Local vendors will be available for all your shopping and gift wrapping all be available.

Jennifer Jacobs 252-521-3952

Turkey Shoots

Raised In A Barn Farm, 2106 NC Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, NC 27814
For Christmas money and fun at the farm. Show off your shooting skills and win some cash. There will be hot food and a free BB shooting event for the kids. Sponsored by Angels N Camo, a non-profit group, and Raised In A Barn Farm of Chocowinity.

Jane Boahn 252-945-6153

Hayride, snacks and story time with Santa

Raised In A Barn Farm, 2106 NC Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, NC 27817
$15 Come bring your child for an intimate hayride with Santa and friends, then cookies and cocoa with storytime and photo opportunities. Bring your cameras and enjoy some Christmas magic at the farm. Reservations taken in advance and limited to 25 children each night. Payment can be made by CC via phone, 252-945-6153

Jane Boahn, 252-945-6153

Living Nativity

Jacksonville, NC
The First Baptist Church of Jacksonville will present an outdoor “Living Nativity” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12th through the 14th open from 7 to 9 PM each night. The Christmas Story will be presented with live actors, animals and musicians. It will take about 20 minutes to tour through the entire story. This is a free event for the entire community. The church is located at 1985 Gum Branch Rd in Jacksonville. For more information visit the church’s web-site at

Curt Carberry

Magnola Arts Center Holiday Show!!!

1703 E. 14th Street, Greenville, NC 27858
“SantaLand Diaries” is an essay by David Sedaris. It is a humorous account of Sedaris’ stint working as a Christmas elf in “SantaLand” at Macy’s department store. The Magnolia Arts Center will be doing this production along with our own “Holiday Follies” including songs, comedy and holiday spirit!!
(may not be suitable for young children)

December 5, 6, 7, 13 at 8pm
December 14, at 2pm

Collice Moore, Jr. 252-341-0500
go to to purchase tickets
$13 in advance...$16 at the door

Jamesville Christmas Parade

Main Street Jamesville
Christmas parade

Robin Toppin 252-809-9786

Hang'n Tree & Riley's Army Christmas For Kids

721 Dry Monia Road, Tuscarora (exit 1224, Hwy 70)
Areas top bull riders going up against areas top bulls, while raising gifts for the children of Riely's Army (area children fighting childhood cancer)

Rain date: December 13, 2014

Casey (252)633-3868 or
Lisa (252)268-8985

Country Christmas Craft Fair

Newport, NC
The annual "Country Christmas Craft Fair" will be held on Saturday, November 22, from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at St. James' UMC Community Life Center, 1011 Orange Street, Newport. Over 50 crafters and professional vendors will be featured selling Vantel Pearls in the Oyster, Tupperware, Thirty-One totes, woodcrafts, painted glassware, jewelry, crocheted/knitted items, paintings, Christmas decorations and ornaments, and much, much more. A variety of baked goods will be sold, including homemade cream puffs and cheesecakes. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be sold for lunch. A "Children's Room" will be open for "little shoppers" to buy inexpensive gifts for friends and family. Proceeds from booth rentals will go to the American Cancer Society. Admission is free, but canned food donations to the Matthew 25 Food Pantry would be welcomed. For more information about the fair, contact Susan Smith at 223-5387.

John Smith (This is a revision of previous info sent in).
(252) 223-5387

Rock 'N Roll Santa Christmas Musical

1311 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC 28557
Carteret Community Theatre invites you to come watch a great Christmas musical, directed by Carolyn Evans – Rock ‘N Roll Santa – to help get you in the holiday spirit. This show was created by R. Eugene Jackson, Carl Alette, & Mark Rogers and is a hilarious look at Santa and his helpers. The eight Reindeer have found themselves where they have to get jobs before Christmas and they would rather play instead of work. It is a wonderful family musical for all ages. Tickets are $17 for Adults & $8 for students(K-12) and are available at Alex & Bretts Bakery or at

November 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2014 @ 7:30pm
November 16 & 23 @ 2pm

You can find details at or by calling 252-726-1501

Christmas Tour of Homes

Washington, NC
Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 6 to enjoy one of Washington’s most anticipated winter events. More than just an open house, the annual Christmas Tour of Homes takes you inside some of Historic Washington’s loveliest homes, aglow in holiday splendor.

The tour will take place beginning at 10:00 am and last until 5:00 pm. Guests can visit the homes at their leisure during this time. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.

The Beaufort County Arts Council is the presenter and beneficiary of the 2014 tour. This self-guided tour affords tour-goers an inside look at the wide range of neighborhood character found in Washington, from charming antebellum homes and grand manors in the Historic Downtown, to contemporary additions to Washington’s lovely and scenic waterfront neighborhoods. The Christmas Home Tour celebrates the diverse and stunning architecture of the many beautiful, uniquely Washington homes. Each home on the tour adds to the charm of the neighborhood as it reflects the eclectic lifestyle of Beaufort County.

BCAC hopes that the public will usher in the beginning of the holiday season with this unique opportunity for a firsthand look into Washington’s homes, decked out and sparkling with holiday warmth and charm, while also supporting the arts council.

To purchase tickets, contact the arts council at 252.946.2504 or email BCAC administrative offices are located at the Turnage Theater, 150 Main Street in historic downtown Washington.

Joey Toler at the Beaufort County Arts Council at 252.946.2504 or email

A Farmer's Market Christmas

4001 W. Main St. Ext. Williamston, NC
Specialty Market featuring locally made crafts, gifts, and more just in time for the Christmas season.

Jean Brownfield, 252-809-3655

“What A Glorious Night”

Centerview Baptist Church, 1165 Piney Green Rd, Jacksonville NC 28546
Two churches, two choirs blended together for two nights worshiping the One true God. The combined choirs from Enon Chapel Baptist Church and Centerview Baptist Church will present this powerful worship celebration. Narrated by our senior pastors, the musical weaves songs together exploring the miraculous setting surrounding that first Christmas' awe and majesty; like nothing you’ve heard before. We are located near White Oak High School. Everyone is cordially invited. Childcare is provided for birth through 3 years. Seating is first come first served.

Centerview Baptist Church

"Fact or Fiction; The Christmas Edition"

Centerview Baptist Church, 1165 Piney Green Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546
Two teams come face-to-face with big character lessons as they go head-to-head in a game show contest designed to help the needy families of Christmas. The musical is presented by the Children's Choir under the direction of Rev. Johnny Thompson, everyone is cordially invited.

Centerview Baptist Church

A Queen Street Christmas

Queen Street United Methodist Church, Downtown Kinston
"A Queen Street Christmas" is a concert featuring a 50-voice choir and 30-piece orchestra performing well-known Christmas songs and carols. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Jacob Mewborn, 252-527-2119,

Christmas at Twilight

Main Street, Wallace, NC28466
Christmas at Twilight is an annual Holiday Street Fair in Downtown Wallace, NC. The event is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year, it is scheduled for November 22!
There will be food and craft vendors, hayrides, an "Elf Shoppe" where children can make ornaments, and bouncy houses!
The main attraction is of course the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa will be available to take lists and for pictures. Anyone who brings a new unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more for the "Tons of Toys" campaign, will get a free 4x6 photo with Santa. The toys collected are distributed locally to needy children.

Lou Powell 910-285-4044